Global politics of human security

Weber, Heloise (2013). Global politics of human security. In Mustapha Kamal Pasha (Ed.), Globalization, difference, and human security (pp. 27-37) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315886923

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Author Weber, Heloise
Title of chapter Global politics of human security
Title of book Globalization, difference, and human security
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4324/9781315886923
Open Access Status
Series Interventions
ISBN 9780415706551
9781315886923
Editor Mustapha Kamal Pasha
Chapter number 2
Start page 27
End page 37
Total pages 11
Total chapters 12
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Framing human security within the wider field of globality allows an alternative reading of the career of human security. Heloise Weber’s chapter lays greater emphasis on the nexus between human security and the broader field of global development, marked by shifts in the tenor of political economy. Over the past three decades, human security has emerged not only as an analytical category, but as policy approach within the scholarly community, on the one hand, and institutions of governance, on the other. This trend has consolidated within a larger context of the broadening of the concept of security that co-evolved with institutional transformations in global governance following the end of the Cold War. These transformations have entailed an intensification of the development- governance agenda with substantive emphasis on neoliberal conceptions of political economy. While human security has been embraced by proponents of critical security studies in particular, and has informed institutional approaches to development, its analytic strengths and weaknesses have been subject to much debate. More recently, important questions have been raised about the role of the human security agenda in the actual reproduction of human insecurities. Heloise Weber explores this argument in connection with the utility of human security from the loci of poverty and development in global politics, stressing the need to situate the human security debate within a critical inquiry about international development itself. This requires first and foremost a better understanding of the sources of insecurities that have constituted the history of development. Heloise Weber contends that a critical human security approach needs to reflectmore deeply on how the state and the inter-state system, as part of the global development framework, are integrally connected. Heloise Weber’s proposal connects parallel discourses in IR, development studies and human security to stress the salience of a global perspective for critical human security.
Keyword Human security
Q-Index Code B1
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